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Table 4 Comparing NRS- and BQ-change-scores from baseline to 1 and 3 months between male and female chiropractors

From: Comparison of treatment outcomes in neck pain patients depending on the sex of the chiropractor: a prospective outcome study

  Patients of male DCs mean (SD) Patients of female DCs mean (SD) p-value
1 month NRS neck change score 3.079 (SD 2.936) 3.077 (SD 2.636) 0.993
1 month BQ1 change score (pain) 2.593 (SD 2.867) 2.898 (SD 2.699) 0.147
1 month BQ2 change score (disability in ADL) 2.262 (SD 3.249) 2.621 (SD 2.803) 0.118
1 month BQ3 change score (disability in social activities) 2.140 (SD 3.446) 2.493 (SD 3.138) 0.158
1 month BQ4 change score (anxiety) 2.721 (SD 3.351) 3.003 (SD 3.199) 0.256
1 month BQ5 change score (depression) 1.954 (SD 2.924) 2.139 (SD 2.926) 0.404
1 month BQ6 change score (work-related fear avoidance) 1.714 (SD 3.424) 2.214 (SD 3.336) 0.052
1 month BQ7 change score (pain locus of control) 1.536 (SD 3.878) 1.893 (SD 4.061) 0.237
1 month BQ total change score 14.912 (SD 17.481) 17.277 (SD 16.445) 0.065
3 month NRS neck change score 3.519 (SD 2.982) 3.614 (SD 2.787) 0.667
3 month BQ1 change score (pain) 3.102 (SD 3.094) 3.564 (SD 2.712) 0.040*
3 month BQ2 change score (disability in ADL) 2.893 (SD 3.336) 3.073 (SD 3.057) 0.463
3 month BQ3 change score (disability in social activities) 2.848 (SD 3.347) 3.011 (SD 3.187) 0.517
3 month BQ4 change score (anxiety) 3.367 (SD 3.472) 3.623 (SD 3.250) 0.322
3 month BQ5 change score (depression) 2.353 (SD 3.055) 2.458 (SD 3.016) 0.652
3 month BQ6 change score (work-related fear avoidance) 2.542 (SD 3.437) 2.475 (SD 3.485) 0.803
3 month BQ7 change score (pain locus of control) 2.290 (SD 3.894) 2.673 (SD 3.840) 0.201
3 month BQ total change score 19.415 (SD 17.930) 20.945 (SD 16.829) 0.252
  1. *p ≤ 0.05, SD standard deviation, NRS numerical rating scale, BQ Bournemouth Question, DC Doctor of Chiropractic, ADL activities of daily living. Italic and bold = p < 0.05